To host and organize activities and events that enhance the experience, knowledge and exposure of sled dogs, sled dog activities and stewardship for mushers and spectators.
To be self-sufficient through participation, merchandise sales, sponsorship and membership. To enhance the structure of the race trail and facilities at the race site to enable the Society to host year-round activities and events. To generate sufficient surplus revenue to facilitate next year’s start up. To generate surplus revenue for donation to the ALS SocietyLearn More
We are athlete focused – dogs and mushers first To be fiscally responsible to stakeholders and partners To work as one team to value fairness, inclusion, excellence and fun To value the contribution of and support our members, sponsors and volunteers To be respectful of the environment and cultivate sustainable practices To respect tradition andLearn More
To present an annual sled dog sprint race in Didsbury, Alberta that attracts participation by mushers from across Alberta, the western provinces and northwestern States promoting the sport of sled dog racing and our selected charities.Learn More
Established early in 2010 with Alberta Registry providing Society status late in 2011, the Bylaws of the Society.Learn More
With the completion of placing tin siding and roofing on the Race Site shelters, upgrading the Start and Finish Gates and creation of a Weight Pull area in 2010, the Board of Directors is looking to transforming the race trail into a year-round sled dog facility. There are a number of different race site improvements
The trail, originally designed by Trail Master John Bates, offered several challenges, long, easy straight-aways and safety considerations along its entire length. With John’s passing in 2007, Bill Windsor and Rodger Logan assumed the role of Trail Masters. The John Bates Memorial Trophy, presented to the Junior Class winner, has been established to commemorate John’s
Accessibility has been a key element in the planning of this race. The map below provides vehicular route access to Didsbury and the Public Parking Area immediately west of the race site. Township Road 31.2A (15th Avenue) along the race trail will be open to two-way public traffic during the races. Musher Check-in and Mushers